This delightful home, with its imaginatively peaked roof lines, has immediate curb appeal.  It is hard to deny that the graceful wooden trim around the roof edges and front windows creates a truly charming effect. Ideally located in central Piedmont at 68 Oakmont Avenue, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a surprising 2779 sf of living space.  

In addition to its excellent location, it has a views of downtown Oakland and San Francisco, which are especially attractive during sunrise and sunsets.  

 This dramatically arched entrance, and cheerful blue door greets arriving guests. 

Much of this home has been recently renovated, as the upcoming views with illustrate, but some original elements remain as highly valued features of a home of its era.  Virtually every living room was, and is here, enhanced by a dramatically conceived central fireplace around which was placed furniture designed for relaxation and entertaining guests.  Paired with that central core are the impressive assortment of windows that grace the room, and allow in warm and glowing light.  The two side windows, as seen below, will open out to the gardens-a perfect plus on soft summer and spring days.  

Another view of the living room reveals the impressive wooden trim that has been placed around the windows, doors, entryway, and ceiling.  Combine that with warmly colored hardwood floors, and quality is revealed throughout the room.  Off to the right is the inviting formal dining room towards which guests may move when a meal is ready to be served.  

Once again, as seen in the living room, the commitment to quality of materials is seen when viewing the dining room.  Beginning with the imaginatively laid wooden floor, moving up to the beautifully installed wainscoting all around the room, and topped with dramatic crown moulding, it is obvious that this dining room is exceptional.  

As indicated earlier, this home has been extensively remodeled, and nowhere is this effort seem more dramatically than with the kitchen.  Gleaming white in color, the luminous kitchen light is enhanced with 3 large view windows over the sink, recessed lighting above, and is capped with two imaginative light fixtures over the centrally located island. The island itself is perfect for a casual breakfast or lunch, and is roomy enough as a spot to sit and chat with the chef during meal preparation.  


 A great deal of thought has been given to the floorplan of this kitchen.  The spacious stone counter space is supplemented with yet more workspace with the island.  There is extensive  storage space throughout for storing favorite cooking and serving pieces, and this feature is enhanced with glass fronted display cabinets for glassware and china.  Amenities included are a double oven, dishwasher, built in oven, electric range/cooktop, microwave and refrigerator.

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your review.  The first, above, is this irresistible master suite with its three view windows, open beam peaked ceiling, and desirable hardwood floors.  It has plentiful space for a generously sized bed, and is immediately adjacent to the impressively upgraded master bathroom seen below.


It is worthy of note that all three bathrooms have been upgraded, but this one is particularly appealing.  Anchored by a graceful bathtub, and a sizable stall shower, the room is enhanced by a generous wall length dual sink counter with commendable storage space below.  

Another nearby favorite is this very practical, and always appreciated, walk-in closet with both shelving and hanger fixtures on each side.  

 A second bedroom also features multiple windows, two of which reveal garden views to add to the room's already pleasant ambiance.  True to the home's original plan, quality wood trim and flooring continues throughout.

 The third bedroom shown above is comfortable, full of light, and has a flexible floor plan that could accommodate a roomier bed, and chair or dresser, should the need arise. 

 What a pleasure to have this spacious family room seen here in the two views above.  As a perfect space for entertaining, snacking, and media viewing, it come complete with a cheerful central fireplace and direct access to the outdoor view gardens through two sets of French doors.  On a warm afternoon, guests can move inside and out with meals and beverages and enjoy the day.   

Just outside, and immediately off the family room, is this private and serene backyard with updated plantings, and shaded by a truly handsome tree just next door.  To the right is a pleasant deck area that is a perfect spot from which to enjoy the entire scene.   

If this outstanding home, or one similar in location or design, is of interest you, I would be glad to assist you in your search.  This home is being offered for sale for $2,250,000.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sarah Abel, Compass Real Estate) 

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